Brother DCP L2540DW

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Brother DCP 7065DN

Brother DCP L2540DW and Brother DCP 7065DN are budget-friendly laser printers that can meet home and office requirements. Both are monochrome printers that can support duplex printing; thus, you can save time and paper to some extent. Continue to read to know the specifications, features, pros, cons, and installation steps of these printers.

For Brother DCP L2540DW

Dimensions

  • Height: 12.5"
  • Width: 16.1”
  • Depth: 15.7"
  • Weight: 24.49 lbs

General

  • Touchscreen: No
  • Supported OS: Windows, MacOS/OS X
  • Printing technology: Laser
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • First-time print: less than 8.5 seconds
  • Monthly duty cycle: 10000 pages

Printing

  • Printing resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Printing speed: 30 pages per minute
  • Automatic duplexing: yes
  • First print out time: 8.5 sec

Copying

  • Copying speed: 30 pages per minute
  • Copying resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
  • First copy out time: 10 sec
  • Automatic duplexing: none
  • Maximum copies: 99

Scanning

  • Optical resolution: 600 x 2400 dpi
  • Interpolated resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi
  • Automatic duplexing: none

Inside the box

  • Brother DCP L2540DW printer
  • Pre-installed drum unit
  • AC power cord
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Starter toner cartridges
  • Telephone line cord
  • Quick setup guide
  • Product safety guide
  • Basic user's guide

Connectivity

  • USB
  • Wireless
  • Ethernet

For Brother DCP 7065DN

Dimensions

  • Height: 12.4"
  • Width: 15.9”
  • Depth: 15.7"
  • Weight: 25.13 lbs

General

  • Touchscreen: No
  • Supported OS: Windows, MacOS/OS X
  • Printing technology: Laser
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Monthly duty cycle: 10000 pages

Inside the box

  • Brother DCP 7065DN printer
  • Pre-installed drum unit and toner cartridge assembly
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Quick setup guide
  • Safety and legal booklet
  • Basic user's guide
  • Product registration sheet
  • AC Power cord

Connectivity

  • Ethernet
  • USB

Printing features

  • Printing resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Printing speed: 27 ppm
  • Automatic duplexing: yes
  • First print out time: 8.5 sec

Copying

  • Copying speed: 27 ppm
  • Copying resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
  • Copying speed: 27 ppm
  • Copying resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
  • Automatic duplexing: none
  • Maximum copies: 99

Scanning

  • Optical resolution: 600 x 2400 dpi
  • Interpolated resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi
  • Color depth (internal): 48-bit
  • Auto duplexing: none
Features

for Brother DCP L2540DW

  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Printer type: Laser
  • Duplex printing: Automatic
  • Connectivity: USB, wireless
  • RAM: 32 MB

For Brother DCP 7065DN:

  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Printer type: Laser
  • Duplex printing: Automatic
  • Connectivity: USB, Ethernet
  • RAM: 32 MB

Review

From the performance perspective, Brother DCP L2540DW can be considered a better choice. It can print and scan at a faster rate when compared to Brother DCP 7065DN.  Brother DCP L2540DW supports wired and wireless connectivity whereas the Brother DCP 7065DN printer is a network printer and supports wired connectivity alone. Meanwhile, you cannot underestimate the DCP 7065DN printer as it is more affordable compared to Brother DCP 7065DN and delivers the same efficiency. Thus, both are reliable printers for your home and office needs so that you can choose according to your requirements.

Pros

Brother DCP L2540 DW

  • Fast printing (30 PPM)
  • Built-in paper tray
  • Duplex printing
  • Document feeder
  • Reasonable toner costs

Brother DCP 7065DN

  • Fast printing (32 PPM)
  • Duplex printing
  • Known for high yield (you don't need to replace the cartridge frequently)
  • It offers a wide range of connectivity
Cons

Brother DCP L2540 DW

  • High printing cost
  • Monochrome printer
  • A little loud

Brother DCP 7065DN

  • It doesn't support wireless connectivity
  • Monochrome printer
  • Compact printer

01. Installation of Brother DCP L2540DW

Brother DCP L2540DW Printer

Unpack

  • Unpack the product box and take out the printer and all the components you received along with it.
  • Your package includes the Brother DCP L2540DW printer, pre-installed drum unit, starter toner cartridge, installation disk, power cord, quick setup guide, and a product safety guide.
  • Take out all the protective coverings and packing tapes from the printer and its components. Make sure not to unpack the toner cartridge until you are ready to install it.
  • Make sure that you have received all the items without any damage.

Toner cartridge installation 

  • Open the front cover of your Brother DCP L2540DW printer and pull out the preinstalled drum unit.
  • Then, take out the supplied starter toner cartridge, insert it into the drum unit, and press it until it fits in its place.
  • Insert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly into the printer, press it firmly, and close the printer's front door.

Load paper

  • Extend the paper tray from the printer and slide the paper width and length guides towards the edges.
  • Then, take a stack of paper, fan, and align them neatly.
  • Then, insert it into the paper tray with the print side facing down and slide the paper guides against the paper.

Turn on your printer

  • Take out the supplied power cord, connect one of the ends to the rear of the Brother printer and the other end to an electrical socket.
  • Then, turn on your Brother printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Now, choose your preferred language.

Software installation

  • Take out the installation disk given along with your printer and insert it into the CD drive of your computer.
  • When the Brother screen appears, double-click the CD-ROM icon and run the start.exe file. Then, install the downloaded driver on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, download the appropriate printer driver recommended for your OS from the official support page of Brother. In your browser, visit the official support page of Brother. In the search field, type Brother DCP L2540DW  and press Enter.
  • Then download an appropriate driver recommended for your OS. Once the download is concluded, you can access it in the destination folder. Open the downloaded folder, run the setup file, agree to the license agreement, and install the driver on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the connection is successful, the Connect the machine screen will be displayed on the computer. Select your preferred connection type and follow the on-screen steps accordingly.
  • If you are connecting your printer to the wireless network, make sure to connect your printer to the same network to which your computer is connected.
  • You can connect the Brother DCP L2540DW printer wirelessly using Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and WPS.
  • For connecting your printer to the wireless network using the WPS method, press the Menu button on your Brother printer and navigate to the Network option using the up and down arrow buttons; then, press the OK button.
  • Then, navigate to the WLAN option and press the OK button.
  • Then, navigate to the WPS option and press the OK button. Now, on the printer's LCD screen, "WPS Enable?" will be displayed; choose Yes .
  • Now, press the WPS button of your router. The network connection will be established within two minutes. Once the connection is successful, you will be informed with the message "Connected" on your printer screen.
  • Then, connect your computer to the same router's network, open the installed printer driver, and start printing.

02. Installation of Brother DCP 7065DN

Brother DCP 7065DN Printer

Unpack

  • Unpack your Brother DCP 7065DN printer and take out the printer and everything you received along with it.
  • Your package includes the Brother DCP 7065DN printer, pre-installed drum unit and toner cartridge, installation disc, product registration sheet, AC power cord, user's guide, safety and legal booklet, and a quick setup guide.
  • Make sure that you have received all the components without any damage.
  • Remove all the packing tapes and the protective coverings from the printer and its components.

Load paper

  • Pull out the paper tray entirely out of the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides towards the edges.
  • Fan and align the paper neatly and load them into the paper tray with the print side facing down.
  • Slide the edge guides against the paper and insert the paper tray completely into the printer.
  • Make sure not to load the paper more than the indicated limit.

Connect the power cord

  • Connect the power cord into the printer and an electrical socket. Then, press the Power button on your printer to turn it on.
  • Choose your preferred language using the up and down arrow buttons.
  • Now, proceed to install the software on your computer and connect your printer to it.

Softwa re installation and wireless setup

  • Take out the CD-ROM given along with the printer and insert it into your computer's CD drive.
  • If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, you can download the printer driver from the Brother website.
  • On your computer, launch your default browser, and visit the official support page of Brother.
  • In the search area, type Brother DCP   7065DN and press Enter.
  • On the product support page, from the list of options, click Downloads.
  • On the Downloads page, it will detect your OS and show you the recommended drivers for the detected OS. You can also change the OS according to your preference. Choose your preferred OS family, its version, and press the OK button.
  • Now, it will show you a list of drivers compatible with the chosen OS. Select your preferred language from the drop-down and the driver you need.
  • Read the end-user license agreement on the driver download page and click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Then the driver starts to download in the background, and once it is completed, you can access it in the saved location. Next, open the file from the saved destination, run the setup file, and install it on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • When the installation is completed, the Connect the machine screen will be displayed on your computer.
  • Connect your printer and computer using a USB cable. Then, open the printer driver and start printing.

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